The Enabling Lives Initiative (ELI) Grant is a renewed tranche of $20 million grant that will bring together the best ideas from the community of non-profit organisations, social enterprises and innovators to create scalable, impactful innovations for persons with disabilities. The Grant is funded by Tote Board and administered by SG Enable.

The grant funds projects, as well as, the scaling up of existing programmes that fall within the following categories:

  1. Innovative ideas
  2. Product or prototype development
  3. New service models or programmes
  4. Pilot programmes
  5. Localisation of overseas best practices
  6. Ready-to-scale projects and programmes

There is a focus on the following cross-cutting issues in the disability sector:

  1. Caregiver and Natural Support
  2. Data and Technology
  3. Transition Management

The grant funds projects that do not have a suitable partner fund, and fulfils one or more of the following strategic outcomes:

  1. Equitable opportunities for vulnerable groups
  2. Cohesive and caring community
  3. Vibrant and liveable home

Grants are provided to social entrepreneurs/enterprises with technological solution that meets the following criteria:

  1. Addresses one of the challenge statements or themes (changes on a yearly basis)
  2. Launched a product or service, and are looking to scale their impact
  3. Potential to solve real, social problems in a sizeable and addressable market

The CCF Training Grant provides funding of courses, seminars and conferences to help co-operative officers improve their knowledge and learn relevant skills for the running of their co-operative. This grant covers:

  1. Short-term Courses, Seminars and Conferences (Local)
  2. Short-term Courses, Seminars and Conferences (Overseas)
  3. Long-term Courses (Finance, Banking, Accounting, Business or Marketing)
  4. Long-term Courses (Professional Studies)
  5. Long-term Courses (Other Courses)

Funds are provied to co-operatives for the following schemes and projects:

  1. Legal Services
  2. Outsourced Internal Audit
  3. PDPA
  4. Minimum Competency Training

The CCF New Co-operative Grant is available to newly-registered co-operatives (i.e. grant application is within 24 months from the co-operative’s registration date). It is used to support the initial set-up costs and operating expenses for up to three years.

It can be used to offset expenses such as:

  1. Capital Expenditure
  2. Operating Expenses
  3. Other Support Areas

To help enhance co-operatives’ capabilities, governance and operational efficiency, the CCF Development Grant provides co-funding to co-operatives to cover various qualifying expenses. Funds are provided to co-operatives to cover various qualifying expenses:

  1. Productivity solutions (e.g software, hardware)
  2. Facilities enhancement
  3. Professional services (outsourced internal audit fee, consultancy services)
  4. Salary
  5. Digital, social media and other marketing expenses

The YSE Global spans eight months, comprising the following components: online workshop; six-month remote mentorship, regional learning, and Pitching for Change where teams can pitch for grants of up to S$20,000 to develop their social enterprise.

Applications are assessed based on:

  1. Social Impact; The benefits that the community receives, and potential impact to the community/issue
  2. Innovativeness; Creative and enterprising ideas, as well as unique aspects of the business models
  3. Feasibility and Sustainability of Business Idea; Viability of business idea
  4. Commitment; Capacity and dedication towards being a changemaker

Funding is provided to locally based social enterprises that address a local social gap/need through one of the following outcome areas:

  1. Beneficiary focused (i.e provision of employment opportunities or goods and services in areas such as economical, physical, mental and social)
  2. Non-beneficiary focused (i.e capacity building for organisations in the social sector)

Additionally, the key applicant must be a Singaporean/Permanent Resident, and between 18 to 35 years old

VentureForGood (Youth) is open to new/existing social enterprises addressing one or more of the following outcome areas for an intended beneficiary group:

  1. Provision of employment opportunities
  2. Provision of education
  3. Provision of skill development
  4. Provision of basic human needs (e.g. housing, transport, food)
  5. Provision of economic tools and services (e.g. financial access, crowdfunding, eCommerce)
  6. Provision of health care/social care products and services (include disease/illness prevention and mitigation)
  7. Provision of products and services to improve the mental health & well-being (e.g. address social exclusion)
  8. Capacity building for organisations in the social sector

Funding is provided to locally based social enterprises that address a local social gap/need through one of the following outcome areas:

  1. Beneficiary focused (i.e provision of employment opportunities or goods and services in areas such as economical, physical, mental and social)
  2. Non-beneficiary focused (i.e capacity building for organisations in the social sector)

Applications must show that the Social Enterprise has:

  1. A compelling social objective
  2. A viable business proposition
  3. A committed team
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